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    1897 Half Dollar, PR67 Deep Cameo
    Near-Brilliant With Stark Contrast

    1897 50C PR67 Deep Cameo PCGS. The Deep Cameo population of proof 1897 Barber halves is evenly split between PCGS and NGC, and most such coins are in high grades, namely PR66 to PR68. Demand for these top-quality coins is unceasing among Registry Set collectors and series specialists. Anyone who has personally seen a Superb Gem Deep Cameo example of this issue knows first-hand that the quality of the strike and the depth of mirroring in the fields are often unsurpassed by any other proof issue in the series. The coin offered here showcases these qualities with near-perfection. A hint of gold warms the peripheries, leaving the dramatically contrasted interiors with frost-white devices. Slight softness on the right shield corner is the only noticeable surface imperfection, and it is truly minor. Population: 16 in 67 (3 in 67+) Deep Cameo, 6 finer (1/18).
    From The Glacier Park Collection. (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24NZ, PCGS# 96544)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2018
    29th-31st Thursday-Saturday
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